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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ring Cycle

Today was the final day of the ANU School of Art graduating exhibition, and so I finally dashed in and took some photos of one of my favorite bodies of work in this year's batch on my way to the Bookstud (almost finished the first batch of books!). They aren't fabulous photos, and I apologise for any flaws in what follows. The fault is all mine; the work is fantastic.

These are by Lucinda Shawcross, of the Gold and Silversmithing Workshop. The series is simply called 'Wedding Ring Series', and I'm showing them in the order in which they were presented.


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Adam and Eve
Silver 925


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Elizabeth and Darcy
Fine Silver


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Roudolf and Margot
Monel


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Hilary and Bill
Acrylic, Silver 925


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Echo and Narcissus
Silver Steel


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Anna Nicole and J. Howard
Silver 925, Cubic Zirconia


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Beauty and the Beast
Silver 925, Cubic Zirconia, Fine Silver, Diamond
This is one example of my bad photo not doing it justice. Of course, the diamond is embedded in the top of the Beast's square ring.


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Mary and Percy
ABS Plastic, Found Object
Again, apologies for this one. The plastic square has gorgeous lacy and ivory-like qualities.


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Marie and Pierre
Titanium, Wood

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Frida and Diego
Gold Plated Brass, Steel Nails


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Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde
Brass, Fibres


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Elizabeth Taylor
Gold Plated Brass, Brass, Found Objects
I love this one. The rings are held together by (l-r) a little string noose, a chain, metal studs, a piece of elastic, hair, a string plait, and a spring. The last link is missing.


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Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV
Gold Plated Brass


Aren't they great? I love the way she progresses through the materials in a linear sense, and that the couples aren't arranged chronologically or confined to a genre. If you like what Lucinda does, she can be contacted via the ANU School of Art Gallery.

6 comments:

indiamos said...

These are funny and luscious. Thanks for documenting them!

Mummy/Crit said...

Wow, they are great. I often get a bit kind of ??? with art/jewellry but these made sense. I liked the ones that fit into each other, or together somehow. esp Echo and Narcissus

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious. But for some reason, I really wanted to see a John and Janette coupling. Still.

Ampersand Duck said...

I think that would be one square ring, maybe with a line engraved around the circumference, don't you think?

seepi said...

oh the anna nicole and j howard is fabulous!

Bernice said...

Fabulous - there be hope in that art school yet...